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Category: Plant Based Recipes

Coconut and Pistachio Vegan Chocolate Bark

Coconut and Pistachio Vegan Chocolate Bark

‘Tis the season! The season for love, joy, merriment, and lots of yummy food. This time last year I was working my last few weeks before leaving for maternity leave, and I remember the kitchen at work being so well stocked with cakes and chocolates, with new treats arriving…

Lebanese Cuisine – Baba Ghanoush

Around three years ago, Mum and I went on holiday to Egypt and went out one evening to a Lebanese restaurant. I remember it being the most delicious meal and came home telling everyone that the Lebanese meal was the best part of the holiday! So, when I saw that…

Vegan Chocolate Brownies

Rob has been training for a half marathon, and I’ve been enjoying helping him out by making him the most nutritious meals I can think of, as well as delicious smoothies for before his training runs. When he handed me a recipe from one of his running magazines…

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

This week is National Cupcake Week, which gave me the perfect excuse, if any was needed, to try out a new recipe for vegan chocolate cupcakes. I’ve made vegan vanilla cupcakes before, which were good – but these chocolate cakes are next level amazing. I really am so…

Tomberry Salad

This colourful salad was the first dish I had when I finished my 5 days of juicing last week. I actually juiced for breakfast and lunch of the 6th day, and made this salad for dinner. It was so good after 5 days of liquid, even if the liquids were…

Vegan Vegetable Slow Cooked Stew ~ the easy way

It seems a little strange to be writing a recipe for a vegetable stew at the end of July, this one is such a warming and comforting dish, perfect for chilly autumnal nights! But the nights have been a little chilly and autumnal this past week, so we have been…

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

I’ve been keen to make a ‘healthy’ sweet treat after my Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes that I made a few weeks ago. And I must say, whoever came up with the idea of using chickpeas to make cookie dough is a genius. These dark chocolate cookie dough…

The Taste of Summer.. Apricot Smoothie

I have started to make fruit smoothies to have with my lunch each day. They feel ever so indulgent as they are just fruit, and it’s fun to mix up different combinations to see what tastes and colours you can come up with! If I make a breakfast…

Vegan Chinese Saturday Night Takeaway

Some Saturday nights, or any night really, I just crave a Chinese takeaway. My absolute favourite is a fried rice dish, so I thought I would have a go at making my own, and I was delighted with how it turned out! Ingredients (serves 2) 1 large onion 2 cloves…

The Sparkle Nest best hummus recipe

Hummus is one of my most favourite foods ever. I have eaten it a few times a week for the past few years. Except for when I was pregnant, when I mostly ate mars bars.. but that’s another story. I was googling around (is that a real expression…